Curious about the issues surrounding the Tar Sands of Alberta? Filed under: Education Tagged: Alberta, Oil, Tar SandsContinue reading
I have long filed the 300 under the category of movies that I like. I enjoyed the theme of the many versus the few and of course the super slow motion battle sequences that make killing look like its superawesome cool. http://youtu.be/VW4d3Kukcu8 Superawesomeness aside though I did not think too much of the rest of […]Continue reading
When you break down what it would actually mean to be a deity, or to have absolute power and control over another one can start to appreciate the ghastly way in which events and decisions can go wrong. Unchecked power can only lead to psychopathy, and that is precisely the power so many of the […]Continue reading
Upset about troop movements and diplomatic cables being exposed to the public? Accountability and public oversight is *such* a pain. Notice how much coverage Wikileaks has been receiving from the media as of late, close to zero-ish, by my accounting and it is not accidental. Reporting actual news and happenings is dangerous and requires […]Continue reading
A happy wish of green goatishness to you.
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Watch the intensely stupid anti-vax loonery in full bloom as they make the case for exposing your newborns to disease, because if their bodies “don’t want it” they simply won’t get sick. Their next show is on how Big Science has fooled us into believing that the earth is round… Filed under: Medicine, Science […]Continue reading
It is comforting to see that our financial myopia extends to the production and export of asbestos. If the tarsands and the associated environmental degradation is a slam dunk for Canada, for then exporting asbestos should hardly be on the radar. “Canada won the fight, for at least another two years, to keep asbestos […]Continue reading
Responding to criticism and arguing coherently are the hallmarks of reasonable, mature debate. Browsing the articles on Alternet my attention was drawn to the article that shares the same moniker as this post, minus the question mark. I was hoping for some meaty, thought-provoking arguments by Scofield. I was disappointed. The 5 points […]Continue reading
We can be good without consulting the godhead of your choice. Qualia Soup makes an engaging look at morality and religion.
Filed under: Education, Religion, Science Tagged: Morallity, Qualia Soup, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious DisserviceContinue reading
Within structural systems there is great pressure to conform, in Capitalism is not an exception.
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Recent cutbacks have curbed my employment at the school that I teach in. So today was my last day. Some days you feel like a song. Today I feel like this… Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Anecdata, Endings, Loss, School DaysContinue reading
Evidence from youtube, makes a concise movie about Evolution and Intelligent Design.
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From a recent interview of Noam Chomsky by Michael Learner – ML: […]What path is rational for a movement seeking to build a world of environmental sanity, social justice, and peace, yet facing such a sophisticated, powerful, and well-organized social order? NC: […]At the moment we can’t realistically talk about challenging global capital, because the […]Continue reading
Liberty in the land of the brave, and the home of the free seems to be missing a clause somewhere because liberty is not really working well for women, especially if looking for access to reproductive health services such as abortion. The Alternet article lists the top 10 states where Abortion is virtually illegal. […]Continue reading
Just picking up the Spirit Level again, and finding great stuff to share. As a way of creating a more egalitarian society, employee ownership and control have many advantages. First, it enables a process of social emancipation as people become members of a team. Second, it puts the scale of earning differentials ultimately under […]Continue reading
Sometimes the Russian Television network has some good stories. By good stories I mean, news articles that would never seen the light of day within the media disciplined airwaves of the U.S. According the the RT report, US workers are working harder for less and less every year, and funny, business has never been better […]Continue reading
An Open Letter to BioWare on The Old Republic MMO As a single consumer, I have very little impact as to what goes on and into TOR. I am writing this letter to voice concerns over the development of the game and more personally, what would make me happy and want to purchase the game. […]Continue reading
Pouring beer into the 18-34 demographic and then throwing them into a crowded urban street is an unsurprising recipe for disaster. If you look at the videos out there you see people reveling in distinctly anti-social behaviour and of course acting with extreme stupidity. In this clip, you see a man trying to curb the […]Continue reading
As a proponent of progressive taxation and egalitarian society I still hear about benefits “trickling down” from the top of society to the bottom. This of course is still horsepucky but as a meme still shows a great amount of resiliency as it continues to crop up again and again. Another sticking point is all […]Continue reading
Teaching religion in public schools as a serious “subject” is just wrong. Religious studies are acceptable, but this is not what this is. Would you want to subject your child to graded learning on how the tooth fairy or easter bunny makes their rounds? Some people do, and want to continue to do so on […]Continue reading